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DELL Latitude 12 E7240
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DELL Latitude 12 E7240 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB Oct 2013
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Get down to business with an Ultrabook that features a 12" display with optional touchscreen funtionality and a beautiful design. - The thin (20mm) and lightweight (starting at 2.99 lbs/1.31 kg... More
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18 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

Two expert review sites liked this notebook PC. This DELL notebook PC received a Computershopper.com "Editor's Choice" award and the expert at Cowcotland.com concluded that it was great and gave it a "Silver" award.

The editor of one other expert review site thought that this medium processor cores notebook PC was good. Winmagpro.nl gave this notebook PC a "Test Winner" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, PC Mag, computershopper.com and Laptopmag.com this DELL notebook PC has an overall expert rating of 82%. Experts think this notebook PC is one of the better notebook PCs of a similar spec and age.

Nice Design

A few customers who purchased the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 agreed that it was good looking. Four years ago expert website Laptopmag.com mentioned in their review “Strong security with sexy design”. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review of this laptop on expert review site Expert Reviews “A stylish business Ultrabook.” but even so they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Expert website Chip.com.my wrote three years ago “The E7240 is equipped with some pretty up-to-date specs and performs admirably well too.(previously publishe”.

A number of people who reviewed the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 concluded that it was a good design. Digitalspidey.com wrote in their review of this laptop three years ago “I like Dell laptops, specially the Lattitude series because it has simple sleek design, not so fancy, no striking”. Digitalspidey.com also mentioned “Over all the Dell Lattitude Z7420 which has a really good design”.

One DELL Latitude 12 E7240 owner reckoned that it was neat. Expert review site Zdnet.com said “Dell's Latitude E7240 is a neat and powerful business-grade 12.5-inch ultrabook with plenty of configuration options, including Windows 7 or 8”.

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Good Size

A number of DELL Latitude 12 E7240 owners said in their reviews that it was compact. Pcmag.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their review on expert review site PC Mag “The Dell Latitude E7240 Touch is a compact sub-3.5 pound business ultrabook with a 1080p touch screen”. Expert review site Alphr.com wrote “A compact business Ultrabook with oodles of power” in their review.

Two DELL Latitude 12 E7240 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was lightweight. Notebookcheck.net said four years ago “The 12.5-inch Latitude E7240 Touch continues the tradition by offering a lightweight 12.5-inch powerhouse for on-the-go business users”. Notebookcheck.net also said “This is still a lightweight and modular system with fast application performance.”.

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Robust

A number of DELL Latitude 12 E7240 owners who purchased it thought it was well made. Expert website Notebookcheck.net mentioned in their review “Dell Latitude E7240 Touch Dell has made an already solid business notebook even better” and scored the product 4 stars. Notebookcheck.net also wrote “Dell Latitude E7240 Dell created a solid and decent business ultrabook with the Latitude E7240”.

One DELL Latitude 12 E7240 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Alphr.com wrote in their DELL Latitude 12 E7240 review “Following in the business-friendly footsteps of its predecessors, Dell has packed the Latitude E7240's sturdy” and scored this laptop 4 stars.

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Good Battery Life

One DELL Latitude 12 E7240 owner mentioned in their reviews that the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 had a good battery life. Expert website Digitalspidey.com said “It has a great battery life” in their review of this laptop.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

Most comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all DELL notebook PCs and also specifically for DELL medium processor cores notebook PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memorys of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Latitude 12 E7240 range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Latitude 12 E7240 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240.

If this medium processor cores notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] (16GB) which also has a higher rating.

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SSD Storage Media

The Latitude 12 E7240 has an SSD storage media which is better than most portable PCs of this age and type. Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have an HDD storage media. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage media is in fact the best storage medium amongst all laptops that are a comparable age to the Latitude 12 E7240.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of notebook PC.

It may also be worth considering one of the other laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the Latitude 14 7404[pl_2327337_price], or the Latitude 14 7404[pl_2327337_price] both from DELL or the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2363540_price].

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Latitude 12 E7240 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago do not have a full-size keyboard.

Other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to consider include the HP 8460p[plb_1458088_price], or the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2363540_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years, the Latitude 12 E7240 has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the HP 8460p[plb_1458088_price] which has better reviews.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on laptops of this spec and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Light

The DELL Latitude 12 E7240 is quite light (only 1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Latitude 12 E7240. The average weight of portable PCs of this spec and age is 2.1kg.

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11 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One customer wrote that the product was not cheap. Three years ago expert website Computershopper.com wrote “It's a bit expensive.”. One DELL Latitude 12 E7240 reviewer who purchased the product thought it was not good value for money. Expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com said in their review “It's pricey.”.

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Latitude 12 E7240 range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB. The Latitude 12 E7240 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this DELL notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the HP 8440p[plb_2912403_price] (250GB), the DELL Latitude 14 7404[plb_2327337_price] (256GB), or the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2363540_price] (256GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 12.5 inches, the Latitude 12 E7240 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have display diagonals of between 10" and 18".

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 12.5" laptops currently available including the Lenovo X220[plb_1553881_price] which has better reviews.

If this portable PC display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Latitude 14 7404[pl_2327337_price] (14"), or the Latitude 14 E7440[pl_2671099_price] (14") both from DELL or the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2363540_price] (13.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 5Wh and 100Wh. With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of only 31 watt-hours, the Latitude 12 E7240 has one of the smallest battery capacity (Watt hours)s amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

The Latitude 12 E7240 is a three number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Latitude 12 E7240 have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The DELL Latitude 12 E7240 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Latitude 12 E7240 also do not have a touchscreen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a touchscreen including the DELL Latitude 14 7404[plb_2327337_price].

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on laptops of this spec and age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Latitude 12 E7240

Released Over Three Years Ago

This laptop was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.9 gigahertz, the Latitude 12 E7240 has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Latitude 12 E7240.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor frequency that might be worth considering include the DELL Latitude 14 E7440[plb_2671099_price] (2.1GHz), or the HP EliteBook Folio 1040[plb_2743323_price] (2.2GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
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Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Warranty Card
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Power Cord Included
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Quick Start Guide
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Energy Star Certified
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

3 Awards

winmagpro.nl Test Winner cowcotland.com Silver computershopper.com Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(35)
21 July 2014

Over all the Dell Lattitude Z7420 which has a really good design, it has a great battery life. I have used a Dell laptop during my years in the IT sales and I know that Dell business laptops are...

27 June 2014

Dell's Latitude series of notebooks have long been their premium series of business workhorses, and for 2014, the new top of the range 7000 series are the first Ultrabook Latitudes. Dell calls... Read more…

17 May 2014

A stylish business Ultrabook, but its poor screen and cramped keyboard hold it back...

It's pricey, but Dell's Latitude E7240 is about as good as it gets in the realm of 12.5-inch Ultrabooks...

7 May 2014

Dell's Latitude E7240 is a class act among 12.5-inch business laptops, but you'll need to pay to play: This Ultrabook costs a cool $1795 as configured for this review, though you can get into a... Read more…

10 February 2014

The Dell Latitude E7240 may feel boring in terms of look and feel, but as any traveling workaholic will tell you, it's what's inside that counts. The E7240 is equipped with some pretty up-to-date...

15 January 2014

The Dell Latitude E7240 is a curate's egg of an ultrabook. It's solidly made and well connected, with impressive performance and excellent audio output. It also benefits from a cable-conscious...

6 January 2014

The Dell Latitude E7240 Touch is a compact sub-3.5 pound business ultrabook with a 1080p touch screen and MIL-SPEC certification. It's a good choice if you have a team testing whether Windows 8...

2 January 2014

Those looking for an attractive business ultrabook would do well to consider Dell's Latitude E7240 Touch. It's a bit expensive, but it gets all the business basics right, while adding a long...

Computershopper.com

16 December 2013

Dell Latitude E7240 Touch Dell has made an already solid business notebook even better. This is still a lightweight and modular system with fast application performance, but the Touch model is...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i54310, dell i54300, dell i54300u, dell i54310u, sm011le72408nl, ca011le72408wer, sm011le72408swefin, dell latitudee7240v2
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